Effect on school attendance and performance of iron and multiple micronutrients as adjunct to drug treatment of Schistosoma-infected anemic schoolchildren.

@article{Ayoya2012EffectOS,
  title={Effect on school attendance and performance of iron and multiple micronutrients as adjunct to drug treatment of Schistosoma-infected anemic schoolchildren.},
  author={Mohamed Ag A Ayoya and Gerburg Maria Spiekermann-Brouwer and Abdel Traor{\'e} and Cutberto Garza},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={235-41}
}
BACKGROUND Relationships among Schistosoma haematobium, anemia, and iron deficiency have been documented, and all have been found to be associated with a decline in school attendance and lower performance. OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of single or combined iron and multiple micronutrients and/or praziquantel on school attendance and achievement in randomly selected 7- to 12-year-old anemic children with documented S. haematobium infection (n = 406) in Mali over a 3-month period. METHODS… CONTINUE READING